Fashion

Summer bag trends

Stylist presents summer’s six key bag trends, from fun florals and woven styles to classic ladylike handbags. Try not to buy them all...

  • Woven bags

    Basket-weave, whether in traditional straw or chic leather, is the detail to covet this season. The craftwork influence was a major catwalk trend

    £2,250, 020-7172 0172

  • Woven bags

  • Woven bags

    £795, 020-7409 0900

  • Woven bags

  • Woven bags

    £399, 020-7554 5700

  • Woven bags

  • Woven bags

    £275, 020-7823 1051

  • Tote bags

    Casual canvas totes have been totally revived this season. Pick one up if you’re looking for a weekend bag or to brighten up a smart city look

    £110, allycapellino.co.uk

  • Tote bags

    £105, 020-7235 2349

  • Tote bags

  • Tote bags

    £22.95, gap.eu

  • Tote bags

  • Tote bags

    £55, 020-3100 2800

  • Classic bags

    Surprisingly, the Queen’s royal wedding appearance has given ladylike bags a huge boost. Swap the lady-that-lunches tag for studs, chains or subtle shades

    £312, 020-7493 5255

  • Classic bags

    £474, 020-7318 0500

  • Classic bags

  • Classic bags

    £2,080, 020-7235 6707

  • Classic bags

    £79.99, zara.com

  • Classic bags

  • Small bags

    The sweetest bags this season are shrunken; whether it’s a miniature clutch or a satchel that’s been downsized. But there is only room for the essentials…

    £110, reissonline.com

  • Small bags

  • Small bags

    £289, uk.dvf.com

  • Small bags

    £275, 020-7499 0266

  • Small bags

    £275, 020-7491 8080

  • Small bags

    £172, 020-7491 8469

  • White bags

    By June you should have ditched your dark handbag for a paler shade. This season’s white has had a practical makeover with pockets and versatile styling

    £400, 0800-288 188

  • White bags

    £255, 020-7629 6903

  • White bags

  • White bags

    £55, asos.com

  • White bags

    £645, 020-3141 8900

  • White bags

    £3,000, 020-7806 1303

  • Floral bags

    Country garden florals bloomed at the summer shows. Copy the catwalk by wearing them head to toe or keep the focus on the bag with a minimal outfit

    £860, 020-7399 4050

  • Floral bags

  • Floral bags

  • Floral bags

    £750, 020-7235 5000

  • Floral bags

    £195, 020-7495 9250

  • Floral bags

    £290, 020-7499 7837